condo

Downsizing may provide you and your partner with some added cash to help fund your retirement. However, you would be wise to speak with a financial adviser or estate planner to establish a plan that will support your needs and lifestyle preferences.

That you are thinking about amenities tells me that you are off to a good start in identifying the condominium lifestyle that will cater to you and your partner’s specific needs and preferences.

My sibling and I want to buy a home together

As real estate in certain regional markets heats up, more and more buyers are exploring the option of joint ownership. Doing so definitely has possible upsides – especially when it comes to funding the down payment and balancing carrying costs.

For the benefit of all readers, Joint Ownership is defined as a situation in which two or more persons (individuals or corporations) co-own a property.

Basement Rental Apartment

Many homes advertise “income potential” or “lower level unit” which can be a very attractive incentive for some buyers. Renting out a portion of a property is one approach property owners can enlist to help pay down mortgages and increase investment returns. It is important to plan carefully and become familiar with the relevant codes, laws, risks, obligations and requirements before diving into residential rental property ownership and management.

Alongside the potential to generate income, there are risks associated with renting out a basement apartment in a home that isn’t zoned for one, or that contravenes municipal or provincial codes.

sell home

This is an age-old question, and one that anyone considering buying or selling should give careful consideration. The good thing is, there is no right or wrong answer – just the one that is right for you.

flower gardens

Landscaping can be a powerful motivator when it comes to buying a home. A property’s “curb appeal” can make or break your impression of the home’s appeal. 

The question is, are the perennials considered part of the home that you have bought?

home cleaning

Congratulations on your home purchase.

There is currently no government or Public Health directive in place that requires homes be professionally cleaned and sanitized before new owners take possession of a property. That said, good for you for taking a safety-first approach in preparing for your move.

showings -open-house

You’re right: Open Houses are currently banned by the government because of the pandemic. While you should discuss having multiple showings in a single day with your salesperson, back-to-back showings and Open Houses are not safe or practical.

physical distancing

There are many reasons why someone may need to buy or sell a property in the weeks ahead. While real estate remains on the essential workplaces list, it is important to note that open houses are prohibited for the foreseeable future as we battle COVID-19.

apprasial

Whether you are in the market to buy or sell, it is important to have a good understanding of the service options and insights available to you as you prepare for your next move.